The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 336 321 247
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -74
Contract jobs citing STL 59 66 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.30% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 1.03% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 99
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +17.85%
STL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6240 6395 6135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.73% 29.28% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4672 4576 4470
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 54 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +68.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £77.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in London

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Hourly Rate Trend in London

STL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 2 £550 -8.33% 7
Hounslow - - - -
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL.

1 154 (100.00%) C++
2 95 (61.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 90 (58.44%) SQL
4 84 (54.55%) Linux
5 83 (53.90%) Multithreading
6 82 (53.25%) UNIX
7 76 (49.35%) Oracle
8 67 (43.51%) Banking
9 55 (35.71%) Investment Banking
10 52 (33.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 46 (29.87%) Windows
12 42 (27.27%) Finance
13 40 (25.97%) Python
14 39 (25.32%) Low Latency
15 34 (22.08%) Front Office
16 33 (21.43%) C#
17 31 (20.13%) OO
18 30 (19.48%) Derivative
19 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (16.88%) XML
20 26 (16.88%) Fixed Income
21 24 (15.58%) Perl
22 22 (14.29%) OLTP
22 22 (14.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
23 21 (13.64%) Oracle Database
24 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
24 20 (12.99%) Shell Script
24 20 (12.99%) Grid Computing
24 20 (12.99%) .NET
25 19 (12.34%) MS Excel

STL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.39%) MS Project
3 12 (7.79%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.29%) OLTP
2 21 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.49%) MySQL
4 8 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.55%) KDB
6 5 (3.25%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.65%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Subversion
2 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) VTune
3 1 (0.65%) Valgrind
3 1 (0.65%) Hudson
3 1 (0.65%) Maven
3 1 (0.65%) Ant
General
1 67 (43.51%) Banking
2 55 (35.71%) Investment Banking
3 42 (27.27%) Finance
4 34 (22.08%) Front Office
5 2 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 140 (90.91%) Developer
2 116 (75.32%) C++ Developer
3 14 (9.09%) Quantitative Developer
4 12 (7.79%) Lead Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Technical Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 11 (7.14%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 9 (5.84%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.19%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Project Leader
9 5 (3.25%) UNIX Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.60%) Python Developer
11 3 (1.95%) C++ Software Developer
11 3 (1.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (1.95%) C++ Software Engineer
11 3 (1.95%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (61.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 26 (16.88%) XML
3 20 (12.99%) .NET
4 5 (3.25%) Middleware
5 3 (1.95%) XSLT
5 3 (1.95%) COM
5 3 (1.95%) FpML
6 2 (1.30%) J2SE
6 2 (1.30%) HTML
6 2 (1.30%) HTML5
6 2 (1.30%) POCO
7 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.65%) WCF
7 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.65%) JMS
7 1 (0.65%) JSP
7 1 (0.65%) Servlets
7 1 (0.65%) MFC
7 1 (0.65%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (19.48%) Derivative
3 26 (16.88%) Fixed Income
4 22 (14.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 20 (12.99%) Grid Computing
6 17 (11.04%) Algorithms
7 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (9.74%) Mathematics
9 7 (4.55%) Equities
10 6 (3.90%) Market Risk
11 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.95%) Statistics
13 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
13 1 (0.65%) Spread Betting
13 1 (0.65%) Physics
13 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 84 (54.55%) Linux
2 82 (53.25%) UNIX
3 46 (29.87%) Windows
4 16 (10.39%) Windows 7
5 14 (9.09%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (53.90%) Multithreading
2 39 (25.32%) Low Latency
3 31 (20.13%) OO
4 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (12.34%) Risk Analysis
6 18 (11.69%) Database Tuning
7 17 (11.04%) Analytics
8 12 (7.79%) Project Planning
8 12 (7.79%) Software Engineering
9 11 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (7.14%) Project Management
10 10 (6.49%) Risk Management
11 9 (5.84%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.19%) Operations Research
13 7 (4.55%) Release Management
13 7 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
13 7 (4.55%) Performance Management
13 7 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
14 6 (3.90%) OOD
14 6 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 154 (100.00%) C++
2 90 (58.44%) SQL
3 40 (25.97%) Python
4 33 (21.43%) C#
5 24 (15.58%) Perl
6 20 (12.99%) Shell Script
7 15 (9.74%) Java
8 6 (3.90%) VBA
9 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.95%) VC++
10 3 (1.95%) C
11 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 76 (49.35%) Oracle
2 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.90%) Sybase
4 5 (3.25%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.95%) DataSynapse
5 3 (1.95%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.65%) Tradeweb
6 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
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